For Immediate Release
August 24, 2010
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(BPRW) UPTOWN Magazine 2010 Style Issue Features Cover Girl Naomi Campbell

The Issue Looks at the Fashion Industry Emergency and Lack of Representation of African American Models

( BLACK PR WIRE) ( August 24, 2010) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 2010 Style issue of Uptown Magazine(on newsstands August 24th) features an in-depth look at the current state of the fashion industry and the lack of African American faces on the runways and advertising. The issue also features four African American designers that are making their mark.

"Uptowns Style issue takes a head-on look at the disparity, success and contradictions that African Americans face in the fashion business, said Brett Wright, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer. We have always been on the cutting edge of fashion trends, now we have to get ahead of the curve on business.

Despite data proving that African American consumers over-index in their purchases of luxury fashion products, many brands including Donna Karen, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Prada and Armani still choose not to target advertising toward them, said Len Burnett, Co-Founder and Group Publisher.
Other featured stories include Ladies of Blue, a fundraiser for Spelman College, fashion spread Cross Country, grooming tips from Veronica Webb, details on Terry McMillans anticipated sequel to Waiting to Exhale and hot new rides and spirits to get fall in motion.
New advertisers in the Style issue include Cadillac SRX, Half Moon Resort & Spa and La Vista Azul Resort Turks & Caicos. In addition, the issue features a six page advertorial for Grey Goose and its Rising Icons franchise.

About Uptown Media
Founded in 2004, Uptown Media Group is the only luxury lifestyle company targeting the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers traditional and innovative strategies, including UPTOWN Magazine (published bi-monthly with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Detroit and National editions; interactive website, UPTOWN Social event updates and Uptown's signature events. UPTOWN Magazine is available by subscription at and on national newsstands, including Hudson News. UPTOWN Magazine, a toast to Luxury, Lifestyle and Living.
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Source: Uptown Magazine